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Venus Envy

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Venus Envy

By Rita Mae Brown

Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553564976, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1994

At thirty-five, Mary Frazier Armstrong, called "Frazier" by friends and enemies alike, is a sophisticated woman with a thriving art gallery, a healthy bank balance, and an enviable social position.In fact, she has everything to live for, but she's lying in a hospital bed with a morphine drip in her arm and a life expectancy measured in hours."Don't die a stranger," her assistant says on her last hospital visit."Tell the people you love who you are."And so, as her last act on earth, Frazier writes letters to her closest family and friends, telling them exactly what she thinks of them and, since she will be dead by the time they receive the letters, the truth about herself: she's gay.
The letters are sent.Then the manure hits the fan in Charlottesville, Virginia, because the funny thing is, Frazier Armstrong isn't going to die after all.

About the Author
Rita Mae Brownis the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series;A Nose for JusticeandMurder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day;andSix of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia."

Praise For Venus Envy

"Frothy fun from the queen of southern sexual farce."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Hilarious and touching."
--Ms. magazine

"From tear-jerking hilarity to Kleenex-level sadness."
--Daily News, New York

"Witty and tender."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review